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Husqvarna or Pfaff follow up - decision made!

Old 09-25-2010, 08:28 AM
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Thanks to all the wonderful ladies who responded to my request for help in picking which new embroidery/quilting machine to buy. It certainly stirred up alot of passion and revealed lots of quirks with both machines, that you don't find out from the dealers. I decided to do what most of you suggested and selected the one that I felt most comfortable with. You also recommended buying from a reputable dealer that offered lots of education and service, which I did! So I am about to become the proud owner of a Pfaff Creative 2.0, accompanied by the quilting table and 1/4 inch quilting foot. After extensively playing with both machines I found the user interface on the Pfaff quicker and easier to use than the Topaz 30; also the 9mm stitching vs 7mm on the Topaz; an accessory box that comes around the front of the machine to increase the sewing area; a better buttonhole foot assembly; a nicer buttonhole stitch; plus the IDT. All minor things, but they impressed me. The Topaz is prettier and someday I may wish I had the huge 360 x 200 hoop, but I'm happy with my decision and can't wait to get it. Fingers crossed I don't get a lemon and have many years of trouble free sewing. For you Pfaff owners who had trouble with thread always coming off the take-up lever - recent machines in Australia now come with a new take-up lever, that is much tighter and has a clip on it to prevent the thread coming out. My dealer actually showed me the two levers, maybe you could ask to have the new lever fitted to your machine, if you are still having problems. Happy sewing everyone!!
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Originally Posted by SheilaS
.... For you Pfaff owners who had trouble with thread always coming off the take-up lever - recent machines in Australia now come with a new take-up lever, that is much tighter and has a clip on it to prevent the thread coming out. My dealer actually showed me the two levers, maybe you could ask to have the new lever fitted to your machine, if you are still having problems. Happy sewing everyone!!
Congratulations on your new machine! I hope you love it.
And thanks for the info on the newer take up levers. I'll have to look into that.
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Old 09-25-2010, 09:37 AM
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Good for you for making an infromed decision!! I love this group how you can ask for advice and be able to use it! Yah take pictures we need to see your new baby!
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Old 09-25-2010, 10:02 AM
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I don't know your machine, but all that matters is, you decided the best way.Machines are too $$$ to go by other ppl.Buying what works for you is best.Glad you found your special machine.Let us know how it goes.
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Old 09-25-2010, 01:22 PM
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Congrats! I love my Pfaff machines.
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Old 09-25-2010, 01:40 PM
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Congrats on your new machine.
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Old 09-25-2010, 01:44 PM
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I love my Pfaff. I admire the Husqvarna. I think you approached the decision making wisely and won't regret it. Either one was a good choice depending on how and what you sew.
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Old 09-25-2010, 03:03 PM
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The magic on not having the thread jump out of the take up lever is to close the cover if your machine comes with one. My 7570 has the 'shield' on the take up lever and at one time the thread jumped out, but not any more. Don't know why either.
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Old 09-25-2010, 05:12 PM
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Congratlations to you, hope you and the new Pfaff love each other for many years.
I have had my Pfaff 7570 for 12 years and still happy.
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Old 09-25-2010, 05:30 PM
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Congratulations on your new addition. Doesn't it feel just wonderful when you get a new sewing baby?
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